regional carrier Air Wales is to begin flights from Norwich in East Anglia this
November, serving Dublin and Cardiff.
carrier will operate three weekly flights from Norwich; flying to Cardiff via
Dublin on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and direct to both the Welsh and Irish
capitals on Saturdays. It will operate 50-seat ATR 42 turboprop equipment on
International Airport commercial director Trevor Eady says: “This is one of the
most exciting developments to happen at Norwich International for some time.
The Dublin route has been constantly demanded by our customers and we have
worked with many companies to try to secure it.
are fully aware that something like 100,000 travellers a year from our
catchment area fly from Stansted to Dublin.”
Wales chairman Roy Thomas says: “While initially we will only be operating the
service at thee days a week, we are hopeful in time, that we will be able to increase
this to a more robust six days a week service.”
this year UK-based regional airports operator Omniport acquired a majority
stake in Norwich Airport. It recently named former Humberside Airport boss
Richard Jenner as its new managing director. Jenner replaces Hugh Lawson who
retires in October.